Bloomberg campaign moves offices into Times Square as staff tops 300

Bloomberg campaign moves offices into Times Square as staff tops 300
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Democratic presidential candidate Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE’s campaign is set to move to a new location in Times Square as the campaign swells to more than 300 staffers.

The former New York City mayor’s campaign headquarters are moving to the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street, a campaign spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Monday. 

Bloomberg’s campaign will occupy the eighth floor of the building, two above the first six floors owned by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE’s son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump leans on businesses in coronavirus response Trump speaks with network service providers on coronavirus response Stockpile of US-manufactured ventilators sold overseas: report MORE

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Bloomberg announced the move to staff in an email Monday, saying that the office will also be an open-concept floor plan.

The move was first reported by Politico.

“Walls just get in the way, by stifling communication and making collaboration more difficult,” Bloomberg wrote, according to a copy of the email shared by the campaign. “Some people like to build walls. I like to tear them down.” 

He goes on to say that if he wins the White House, he’d run it in the same fashion: turning the East Room into an open office environment where he would “sit side by side” with his team. He said he would only use the Oval Office for “some official functions” but “never for tweeting,” in a seeming jab at the president over one of his preferred forms of communication. 

The Bloomberg campaign’s conference rooms and team spaces will be named after states around the country, each including the number of delegates the state sends to the Democratic National Convention. The office will also features countdown clocks showing the number of days until Super Tuesday and the general election. 

Bloomberg, a late entry to the Democratic presidential primary, says he is running a nontraditional campaign. He will be skipping the first few nominating states to focus on the later Super Tuesday states and others across the country as his opponents place most of their current efforts over the next few weeks into Iowa and other states voting in February.